5 Reasons Why Refugee Women Are Particularly Vulnerable To Violence

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Gabriel Salter, Sona Circle In the last week, the country has been shocked by the murder of Sarah Everard allegedly carried out by a policeman. The violent police suppression of a vigil in her memory further inflamed the issue. It has sparked widespread anger about the scale of violence against women in Britain and […]

Dangerous Tides: Brexit And Sea Crossing Migration

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Shere Hussain, Sona Circle Over the past year, the UK has delt with coronavirus and Brexit, two seismic events that have changed the way we live and govern ourselves. One thing that has not changed, however, is the attempts by refugees to cross the English Channel to seek asylum in the UK. Refugees are […]

Refugee Olympic Team

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Felix Ford, Sona Circle Around every four years, thousands of athletes gather to showcase their sporting ability on the biggest stage of all: The Olympic Games. Since its inception in 1896, the modern Games has been a widely celebrated spectacle that has the power to bring people together from all parts of society. It […]

Refugee Homelessness: A National Crisis

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Gabriel Salter, Sona Circle Refugee homelessness is rampant in the UK and the government is culpable. Hostile laws ban asylum seekers from working and only gives refugees 28 days to get housing before they are evicted from state shelters. This policy has made thousands of refugees homeless. We must push the government to protect […]

Mother’s Day In The Greek Refugee Camps

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Gabriel Salter & Felix Ford, Sona Circle For many women, Mother’s Day means receiving a card and some flowers showing appreciation for everything they do, or having nice things done for them throughout the day. However, instead of this, millions of displaced women face just another day of difficulty in the inhumane conditions of […]

Triumph In Adversity: Ilhan Omar

Reading Time: 3 minutes     For over 100 years, March 8th has been International Women’s Day. This is a celebration ofwomen’s social, economic and cultural achievements in the face of discrimination and hardship. Today we celebrate Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar and her incredible rise from refugee to representative in the most powerful country on earth. Early life – […]

Government Kickstart Scheme for Job Creation – 6 Key Points

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Covid-19 has meant significant job losses in many sectors, including hospitality and leisure which employ many young workers who suffer the most in recessions. Youth unemployment has long-term detrimental impacts and spells of unemployment as a young worker can lead to lower pay and more unemployment decades later. Young workers have experienced the highest rates […]

Words for Welcome Refugee Poem

Words for Welcome Refugee Poem

Reading Time: 2 minutes     World Refugee Day takes place on the 20th of June every year. Leading up to this special day, Words for Welcome established a campaign #RefugeeVoice #IAmListening, where one refugee story was shared every day. To conclude this campaign, the team launched the Creatives Competition, which encouraged students globally to write, using these stories […]

Could refugees help solve the problem of ageing populations?

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Katy Cottrell, Sona Circle Many countries today are experiencing an ageing population, where the number of over 65’s is increasing faster than any other age group in the population. Japan, Italy and Finland currently have the most aged populations, but the UK is not far behind. In the UK over 12 million people are […]